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The Kids Campfire Book: Official Book of Campfire Fun (Family Fun)

Press:Kids Can Pr Kids Can Press (June 30, 1996)
ISBN:9781550745399
Author Name:Drake, Jane/ Love, Ann/ Collins, Heather (ILT)
Pages:128
Language:English

Content

This book in the Family Fun series has everything you need to know about having a fun and safe campfire. 
This collection of outdoor activities, games, stories, songs and more is for kids and families to share around the campfire.
It includes tips on how to find the best campfire site, identify animal cries at night and locate constellations.
Kids will also find out how to make pizza over an open fire, tell a spooky ghost story, or create musical instruments for a sing-along.
With more than 125 pages of fun things to do around a campfire, this is the perfect book for every camper, canoeist and camp counsellor!

From Booklist

Gr. 
4^-6.
Whether readers are novice or experienced campers, the information presented in this in-depth exploration of camping will make their next excursions into the woods enjoyable, successful, and safe.
A wide variety of pertinent topics is included: how to select the right wood for the specific type of fire that is being built; recipes for food to cook over an open fire; games to play; songs, complete with the music and lyrics, to sing; ghost stories for spine-tingling telling; helpful hints for interacting--or not--with wildlife and insects; guides to viewing the night sky; and the appropriate gear for sleeping under the stars.
Black-and-white illustrations are scattered throughout the lively, readable text.
Safety precautions and the need for adult supervision and/or assistance are mentioned when necessary.
Similar in format to books in the Brown Paper Schoolbook series, this extensive guidebook will entice young readers to pack up their camping equipment, gather up their friends, and head for the nearest campground--even if it is only the backyard.
April Judge

Review

Whether readers are novice or experienced campers, the information presented in this in-depth exploration of camping will make their next excursions into the woods enjoyable, successful, and safe.―BooklistFamilies who camp, school classes that make treks to outdoor sites, and scout and youth group leaders will find this book to be a detailed compendium for safe, environmentally friendly, and joyous campfire experiences. 
No other current title offers so much information about creating a successful evening in camp.―School Library JournalThe Kids Campfire Book will be dog-eared by the end of the summer.
From starting the campfire to eating, game playing, singing, storytelling and finally dousing the fire's last embers, this illustrated, instructional book tells camp leaders and parents everything they need to know about creating the right spark for campfire fun.―Ottawa Citizen

About the Author

Ann Love, with her co-author and sister Jane Drake, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. 
Their works always have an environmental flavor.
Ann lives in the Toronto area.Jane Drake, with her co-author and sister Ann Love, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World.
Their works usually have an environmental flavor.
Jane lives in Toronto.Heather Collins has been illustrating children's books for more than 20 years.
Her body of work includes many nonfiction books, such as the award-winning A Pioneer Story and Out Came the Sun.
She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.

Tags

Children's Books,Sports & Outdoors,Camping,Outdoor Recreation,Activities, Crafts & Games,Games

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Comment List (Total:18)

  •     I am a girl scout leader and was looking for a book to help me on my first trip with young children (grades 2-4). It provided me with useful recipes for cooking on coals, cooking in a pit, or even a reflector oven. This book has many good suggestions for campfire games and even activities that can be used for achieving try-its or even junior level badges. Summer stargazing and moonwatching are covered in detail. This is a great book for beginners or experienced campers. You must have this book if you enjoy the outdoor overnight experience.

  •     Super fun old style camping brought back some great memories to share with the grands. Very happy.

  •     my son loves this book and is planning all we can do on the next camping trip !

  •     Gave to my grandson, who is also a boy's scout.

  •     I borrowed this from the library first and then it was so full of fun information we couldn't try everything in it before we had to return it so I decided to buy it on Amazon.

  •     Although this is a book for kids younger than mine, we've had a ball with it. We are veteran campers, and it has taught us many new and useful things.

  •     originally checked this out from the library. page 14 on how to build a fire correctly turned out to be the savior - for my husband! going to buy this for our personally use since the rest of the book is just as useful!

  •     fun stories, good recipes, helpful camping hints.

  •     One of my family members wanted camping theme for Xmas. Ideal for a family with kids!

  •     Gave this as a gift. My nephew loved it and was already singing the campfire songs. Great for little campers.

  •     Looking forward to giving this as a gift for two different families.

  •     "The Kids Campfire Book" is a wonderful collection of all sorts of things kids want to know and do with campfires: building a fire, songs, star gazing, stories, recipes and lots more. The illustrations are clear and charming! I've used it with Cub Scouts and at a lake cabin, and it adapts to any similar situation. A good resource for anyone camping or enjoying a campfire with kids.

  •     This book flows like the campfire. From gathering the supplies, to lighting the fire, to the blaze, to the dieing fire, to the embers it's an enjoyable experience.It has lots of activities: stories, songs, skits, etc. to make your campfire an enjoyable experience.I wish I had owned this book when I taught a Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation for teaching Cub Scout Adults about making a successful overnight campout.This book has been added to my library and will be suggested at all future BALOO trainings.

  •     Like it.

  •     I just bought this recently, and it is much better than I even expected. I have a bunch of camping books in my library, and this one is better than many more expensive adult books. It has great advice even for adults, but is indespensible for camping with kids. It teaches you how to build a fire safely, cooking on the fire, (great kid favorites recipes), dealing with bugs, how to pick a camp site, what kind of Lots of safety tips too. The fun drawings make this a pleasure as well.The authors show you how to make a reflector oven. The main feature if this book is the fun activities for around the fire such as stories songs, games, etc. Teaches kids how to identify the stars easily and even identify features on the face of the moon. I plan to use this with our Cub Scouts.

  •     Review – The Kids Campfire Book“The Kids Campfire Book” by Jane Drake and Ann Love is one outstanding book. This book leads a group leader through every aspect of campfire work from selecting the site, to gathering the wood, building and starting the fire, to games, to songs, to skits, to cooking and food, to sleep bys, to dousing the fire and throughout safety is emphasized. And in every aspect of the campfire, the children are deeply and totally involved.The writing is clear. The format is clear and entertaining. The illustrations are informative and very helpful.This is one well done book. And it builds the concept of the campers / children of all ages being involved in the entire process. In this the campfire is much more than an evening's entertainment. The campfire is a camp project, an education in process, an education in building citizens The book is not preachy or religious oriented.I strongly recommend this book for anyone involved in putting on a campfire, and for anyone involved in children's activities.

  •     My kids love this.

  •     Exceeded my expectations.

 

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